Kirigin Cellars is one of California’s oldest wineries
We are little-known but have been an enduring part of California’s wine country since 1916. We are located fewer than 30 miles south of downtown San Jose.
Kirigin Valley is one of the most delightful morsels of Santa Clara County: 33 acres of rolling vineyards, nine acres of cricket lawns, over 1000 rose bushes and 100 redwood sequoias are surrounded by hills and rangeland. Our old buildings and wine-tasting areas, as well as our new Tuscan-style Club House building, exude old-world charm.
Since its inception, family-owned Kirigin Cellars has maintained its tradition of offering an unpretentious wine-tasting experience, and old-fashioned hospitality. We handcraft small batches of exquisite wines from grapes grown in our vineyards. We cultivate 11 different wine grapes—Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malvasia Bianca, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Tempranillo and Zinfandel—which we crush within hours of picking during each harvest.
Our spectacular, historic winery opens its creaky doors daily at 10:00 a.m., and we remain open until 5:00 p.m. for visitors to enjoy complimentary wine tasting. Our beautiful property is also available for picnics and tours.
OVER ALL THOSE YEARS
Our Winemaking and events team has been awarded with many wine and events awards
Our wines are available for purchase only directly through our winery. Our famous coffee- and chocolate-infused Vino de Mocca is just one of our many popular, award-winning wines. We have expertly refurbished our wine-tasting areas to afford visitors ample counter space and attention from our wine-tasting staff.
We do not rely on distributors to sell our wine. This allows us to discount the wines steeply: all of our wines retail for close to $20 per bottle—and you may purchase any 6 bottles for 30% off, any 12 bottles for 50% off, or pay just $120 – $130 per case when you buy 3 or more cases! Our motto is to over-deliver relative to our prices.
Wine-tasting appointments are not necessary, but groups of seven people or more should make a reservation. For a tour, picnic, dog walking, sports reservation, a wedding or other special event, please contact us in advance.
Business owners who wish to provide a special gift to their clients and couples planning a wedding should contact the winery to design a custom label.
team is worth
a thousand cheers…
The winery is build up of a core team of employees that work in Wine making, Business Development and Business Operations.
We had our wedding at Kirigin Cellars on 7/11/15 and <BR>we could not have had a more perfect wedding.
We looked for venues all across the Bay Area for months. Everything was so expensive and I found my dream of being married in a winery slowly fading. We happened to stumble on Kirigin when checking out winery venues in the Gilroy area. We came in and the tasting staff was so helpful, they even gave us a tour without an appointment. I was blown away by the gorgeous venue, the clubhouse is to die for. Everything was so pretty and I just knew it was going to be out of budget. Kirigin is a little hidden gem and when you walk into it and out to the vineyard grass area it is so amazing. Many people do not know about it yet but I am sure in a few years they will be the most popular wedding venue in the area. I was blown away when the owner called me and went over the cost and fees. It was the most affordable winery we had been to and they offered more than any other one we went to. My mother and I went to meet with Dhruv the owner and I signed the contract that day. Dhruv even had a nice afternoon of cake and wine with us making it a special memory. Everything leading up to our wedding was great, Kirigin wedding coordinator Perri was awesome to work with and so accommodating. We were not told "NO" once, and they went above and beyond leading up to and the day of my wedding. My guests were raving about the view, atmosphere, service, and how smooth the wedding went. Perri and Kirigin was a huge part of that. From the second the guests walked in they had five start service complete with an amazing venue and delicious wine. We had a beautiful ceremony inside the vineyard and it was just perfect! I feel very lucky that I was able to have my wedding at Kirigin and would highly recommend it to other couples. My husband and I paid for everything ourselves so it was very difficult. Kirigin Cellars gave me more than I could ask for and made my winery dream wedding come true.
My husband and I were venue researching, I think I may <BR>have stumbled across Kirigin Cellars by complete accident.
We had a blast touring the venue and seeing all it had to offer. The clubhouse was beautiful. Loved the wine colored floors and tall ceilings. They had a bridal room and a groom's room, though both were a tad on a smaller side. The scenery was beautiful. This place was very flexible and chill. You could basically have your ceremony at any location. We originally wanted it INSIDE the vineyards (which is allowed), but our guest count didn't make that feasible so we chose another location which was equally beautiful. The location provided an on-site coordinator, Perri, who assisted with coordinating everything leading up the event and day of. She responded to my numerous emails with questions and scheduled a sit down with me, my now husband, and some vendors when we wanted to return for another on-site visit. They provided, wine, beer and soda into your fees. No caterers are provided so you have the flexibility to choose any catering/food you want and are not restricted to their food. Guests had their own private parking lot and upon entrance they were greeted with a glass of champagne and a golf cart ride to the site (or walk as it wasn't a long walk). Staff were prompt and courteous. My guests raved on how nice the venue was. And they also loved the wine. A huge consensus hit was the Vino de Mocca. We had a great time with our reception. I loved the flexibility allowed here and the prices were reasonable. We stayed within budget. (Huzzah!) Events have to end by 10PM. Bummer for most but it worked naturally for ours. We had about 160 guests seated through 17 tables. It was a pretty full reception hall. It left JUST ENOUGH room for a smaller dance floor area. This is with us having buffet style dining, and we had the food stationed outside. All in all, it was a great decision to have our wedding here.
I was very thorough in searching through Bay Area venues
(cross checked multiple wedding websites & sources to come up with a spreadsheet of over 300 options so we could keep track of which venues we had already eliminated--yeah I can be a bit insane about organization 😉 ). We visited 6 in person, and ended up picking Kirigin. To us, the most important factors were flexibility (they let my now-husband bring his homebrew brew to serve in addition to the wine provided by them, and they allow clients to provide their own hard alcohol bar "with restraint" if desired), and they were very accommodating and open to ideas of how to do things. They do have a set timeline of wedding/music ends at 10pm, and everyone and thing must be out by 10:30pm, which is a tight timeline. We used Mama Mia's (one of the preferred vendors) for catering, and used Shawna at Mama Mia's for our day-of coordination, so they are used to dealing with Kirigin's timeline limitations and it wasn't an issue. They weren't the absolute cheapest option, but when you factor in the open bar, staffing, chair/table rentals, etc., it was at least on par if not better than other venues. Additionally, using their preferred caterer of Mama Mia's is also very cost effective and exceptionally good value. The weekend of our wedding was very rainy (it poured non-stop the morning of--there were even flood warnings), so we did have to move our ceremony inside, but Kirigin was prepared with various options for how we could set it up and very active and considerate in making sure the indoor spaces were ready for use. We were very happy with our choice--both Samantha and Perri were very responsive (we communicated primarily via email). Kirigin was a wonderful venue. They are experienced with hosting and coordinating so that events go smoothly (the clubhouse was built primarily for hosting events), but are still small and personable enough to tailor the experience to each couple a
The most perfect wedding, at the most perfect venue
In a secluded romantic area. Kirigin was the first and only venue I visited. The moment I arrived, I knew I wanted to get married there. On the day of my wedding, everything ran so smooth. I was super hesitant since there was a wedding the friday night before, but you couldn't even tell. It is always immaculate, the staff made me feel comfortable, and Perri was super helpful with all of my needs. I had three compliments from the guests at my wedding, 1. They said the venue was absolutely beautiful #hiddengem 2. Everything just flowed perfectly. 3. The wine. On top of everything, my wedding was on a 90' day, and you couldn't even tell when you were inside the Reception Hall. Also, there is so many places on the property to take beautiful photos, you don't even have to leave the venue for photos. Highly Recommend! I will forever love this place.
We had our wedding at Kirigin Cellars <BR>in September, and happily recommend it!
In particular, many of the pro's include: - Gorgeous venue with multiple options for ceremony location - Pricing is per guest, and you have access to the full selection of their wines, in addition to a few beers. We liked not having to purchase a minimum number of cases as many other vineyards require. (And it was great to offer our guests so many options with their wine selection!) - Responsive & professional; they took extra steps to accommodate our guests when we had an unexpected heat wave leading up to and including the wedding day (parasols, plenty of water, keeping guests in a shady area & not seating them until just before the ceremony) - Kayce, our day-of coordinator, was easy to work with, and I was especially impressed at how good she was with our dog, who was our Ring Bearer. She was patient and understanding with him. *One of my friends did mention she was a little short with them while they were helping to set up. She was nothing but great when I interacted with her, but this is the only point for improvement I can think of. - They made sure to have some appetizers and drinks available for the wedding party in the 'break room' so that we could grab something quick between the ceremony and photos, which was nice because otherwise we wouldn't have had a chance to try them. - Overall, just a great experience. Strongly recommend checking this out if you're looking for a venue in the area!